Recently I was reading a Greyhawk forum when I discovered an article by Mike Bridges, Knighthoods of Greyhawk, that introduced me to a character I had never encountered before: Sir Kargoth, Greyhawk’s first Death Knight. My interest being piqued I began researching this fascinating character. In the fall of 1983 an article appeared in DRAGON… Continue reading The Curious Evolution of Sir Kargoth, Greyhawk’s First Death Knight
One of the things that I love about learning new games are the questions that I find myself asking as a result. For example: one of the major questions I keep asking is why did Dungeons & Dragons change so much from Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) to Dungeons & Dragons Third… Continue reading Out with the Old, In with the New
As was the case with Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition (D&D 3e) characters with powerful magical weapons at their disposal were some of the most powerful in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e). Unlike D&D 3e, however, AD&D 2e made it a point to ascribe such powers as rare in the game. .… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 7 Magic (pg 107 – 115), Part 1
I'm skipping ahead a few chapters in learning Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) because I have no interest in discussing Alignment (Chapter 4 pgs 64 - 69) right now and I'm not ready to study an optional rule set (Chapter 5: Proficiencies pgs 70 - 87) until I understand the basics of… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Money and Equipment (pgs 88 – 105)
One of the things that I've been interested in since I began learning Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) was the idea of exceptional strength that AD&D used throughout both first and second edition. It often seemed like the sort of thing that really made sense to me as it allowed for a… Continue reading Why did D&D 3e Ditch Exceptional Strength?
When I first started playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) I began, like many other new players in the early 2000s, with Dungeons and Dragons Third Edition (D&D 3e). At the time I started playing there were more than a dozen groups playing role-playing games at our local gaming store. All of them played D&D 3e,… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition